The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 (2009
rev.)), commonly known as the "Baker Act," allows the involuntary ...
www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/mentalhealth/docs/Baker Act Overview 2013.pdf
person's consent, often called “getting Baker Acted.” • Involuntary exams are
initiated by: o Law enforcement officers (49%) o Mental health professionals and
Baker Act Updates. HB 1355 - Sale and delivery of firearms to persons examined
under the Baker Act · Florida Department of Law Enforcement Training on HB ...
This part shall be known as “The Florida Mental Health Act” or “The Baker Act. ....
(16) “Law enforcement officer” means a law enforcement officer as defined in s.
Baker Act. The Baker Act is a Florida law that enables families and loved ones to
provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people ...
Laws of Florida · Florida Statutes ... FLORIDA MENTAL HEALTH ACT. 394.451.
Short title. ... Florida statewide and local advocacy councils; access to patients
and records. 394.4597 ... South Florida State Hospital; privatization. 394.4787.
Chapter 394 of the Florida Statutes is known as "The Baker Act" and as "The
Florida ... A. A law enforcement officer may take a person who appears to meet
Chapter 394 of the Florida Statutes, known as “The Baker Act,” governs mental ...
of Florida's then 97-year-old mental health laws, Representative Baker told.
How are voluntary and involuntary Baker Act Admissions different? ... For
example, a law enforcement officer may transport an individual to a facility for ... If
the Individual in need resides in a State other then Florida you should call a Clerk
The Baker Act is a law in Florida that allows mentally ill people to be committed to
a mental health facility for 72 hours, against the will of the mentally ill person.